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Rosebank Celebrates its Creative Spirit

Creativity was abound at Rosebank College during the annual Festival of the Creative Spirit. Students from Year 7 – Year 10 were involved in the interdisciplinary, and innovative program, which provided them the opportunity to develop their passions by stepping beyond the four walls of the classroom through designing rich academic projects.

Festival organiser and the College’s Coordinator of Innovation and Learning, Mr Jake Plaskett, said “every student was enabled to explore and experiment with critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, communication and aesthetic awareness through the creation of authentic projects and experiences”.

Students selected from 28 unique, interdisciplinary projects ranging from Sculptures by the Bay, Game of Thrones, Feeding the Hungry to GPSpionage and Room Escape.

The week culminated with an exhibition of the student’s projects.

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Learning is Child’s Play for Rosebank College Student

Samantha Saliba is one step closer to achieving her dream career, having just received her Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care. The Year 12 student completed this as part of the College’s School-Based Traineeship Program which has seen Samantha simultaneously gain her qualification, continue with her HSC studies and gain industry experience at Star Academy Kids Learning Centre.

“I have always loved childcare and one day hope to own a family day care business,” said Samantha. The balancing act has had its challenges, but the rewards have been well worth it.

“Early completion of the course has also allowed Samantha more time to focus on her other HSC subjects. “I feel less pressure with my other classes as I now have more time to focus on these,” said Samantha.

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Rosebank Students Get Into Character

Rosebank College celebrated National Literacy and Numeracy Week. Throughout the week, students engaged with and explored the application of words and numbers in daily life.

A highlight of the week was Year 7 Character day when students and teachers bought novels to life by dressing up as their favourite character.

“Rosebank continues to inspire excellence and prepare our students to emerge into an exciting but challenging world,” said College Principal Mr Tom Galea. “By taking the time to be mindful of the importance of literacy and numeracy, we are equipping our students with the skills to become learners for life.”

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Rosebank College is Turning 150!

2017 will mark the College’s 150th birthday. Such an auspicious milestone could not have been reached without the thousands of young women and men, teachers and parents whose stories have stitched the fabric of Rosebank’s history and unfolded its future.

“As the College approaches 150 years, we are seeking to reconnect with as many people as possible who have a story, memory or artefact to share and to help us complete the intricate and colourful tapestry that is Rosebank College,” said College Archivist Mr Robert Beazley.

This includes teachers and staff too!

Mr Beazley explains, “Everyone with a connection to Rosebank is very important. Please do not count yourself as insignificant.”
You can assist by getting in touch if:

  • You are an ex-student, former teacher or past parent of the College
  • You have any old uniforms (particularly from the 1930s – 1950s) that the College can use to either photograph or recreate
  • You are the relative of a deceased mother/aunty/cousin/grandmother etc. who attended Rosebank and can recall any conversation you had about Rosebank
  • You have any photos (particularly from the 19th century), exercise books, diaries, medals, trophies, yearbooks or other memorabilia from your time at the College

Mr Beazley is extremely keen to hear from anyone who can contribute. Contact details are: archives@rosebank.nsw.edu.au or 9713 3155.

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